IPOH, Sept 22 — Perak police arrested five men in Kampung Gunung Rapat here on Wednesday for possessing and distributing drugs worth RM1.5 million.
Perak police chief Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said the five suspects aged between 20 and 27 have been actively peddling drugs around the state since early September.
“On September 20, police stopped a car along Jalan Gopeng here at around 9.15pm and arrested three men aged between 20 and 25, who are suspected of being involved in drug distribution activities.
“Upon checking the car, police found 26.178g of ketamine, 3.350ml of suspected ketamine in liquid form and 1.82g of methamphetamines,” he told a press conference at the Perak police headquarters here.
Following the arrests, Mohd Yusri said police picked up another two men aged 21 and 27 at a house in Kampung Rapat on the same day for suspected involvement in ketamine trafficking.
“Out of the five suspects, three are employed as a car cleaner, storekeeper, and lorry driver’s assistant, while the remaining two suspects are unemployed.
“Four of them tested positive for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) drugs and have criminal records for drug-related offences.
“The fifth suspect tested negative for drugs and has no past offences,” he added.
Mohd Yusri said the total amount of drugs confiscated is worth RM1,571,040 and enough to feed the habit of 52,352 drug addicts.
He also said that police seized a car, two motorcycles and RM380 in cash from the suspects.
He said the five suspects were remanded for seven days from September 21 to 27.
The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.